Attributes of good e-learning mentors according to learners

Atsuko Tominaga, Chiharu Kogo

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Due to the expansion of the Internet, more people are learning through on-demand e-learning. E-mentor plays an important role in supporting learners in e-learning courses. In this research, we created an original questionnaire about the necessary attributes for e-mentors by: 1) describing the required attitudes and behaviors of e-mentors as well as the necessary knowledge and skills; 2) categorizing the responses; 3) creating 31 question items on e-mentor attributes from these categories; and 4) having 260 e-learners respond to the 31-item questionnaire. We conducted exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses to identify five factors that enhanced e-mentors’ attributes. Factor 1, “Guidance to learners” comprised five items such as “E-mentor can help in precisely pointing out a learner’s mistake.” Factor 2, “Support for learners” comprised three items such as “E-mentor can give frequent feedback to questions posed by learners.” Factor 3, “Consideration for learners” comprised two items such as “E-mentor can use words that do not confuse or demotivate learners.” Factor 4, “Cooperation with teachers” comprised two items such as “E-mentors can work with teachers while consulting.” Factor 5, “Motivating learners” comprised two items such as “E-mentor can offer support to motivate learners.” Comparison of these factors with the face-to-face mentoring functions indicated that “Guidance to learners” and “Motivating learners” were common, however, “Support for learners” and “Consideration for learners” were unique to e-mentoring, while “Cooperation with teachers” was a factor unique to e-mentoring in Japan.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)1777-1783
ページ数7
ジャーナルUniversal Journal of Educational Research
6
発行部数8
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出版物ステータスPublished - 2018 8 1

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Attributes of good e-learning mentors according to learners. / Tominaga, Atsuko; Kogo, Chiharu.

:: Universal Journal of Educational Research, 巻 6, 番号 8, 01.08.2018, p. 1777-1783.

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